Gino Bonazzi, Money & More (2019) Review
Published on June 18, 2019
May 23, 2019
‘Money and More’ is by the Nottingham rap and grime artist known as Gino, whose video relishes in shots of his neighbourhood but has the unlikeliest ability to leave the narcissistic genre at the backdoor.
"The song’s witty lyrics drip with excess as Gino bigs up his lifestyle and love for fast cars, bubbles and the British pound."
Gino Bonazzi isn’t a rapper I’m familiar with, so it’s refreshing to hear a track from an artist who’s relatively new yet is still as polished as he is with a memorable verse that exercises in absurdity and never falls too far from its video roots.
The video for ‘Money and More’, like its single, is a fun production with a sense of humour. The video shows its artists dripping in gold while bouncing on a van that has stocked up on neon strobe lights.
The song’s witty lyrics drip with excess as Gino bigs up his lifestyle and love for fast cars, bubbles and the British pound. The track has a spit melodic motif that draws from the song’s essential and invaluable rhythmic formula and, while other artists use the leitmotif to the snooze extent, Gino balances the formula well.
His ability to spit rhymes addressing the myriad clichés of the narcissistic genre is refreshingly post-modern, and he executes them perfectly.
‘Money and More’ is a frivolous track that has a surprisingly cohesive coda for a rapper so fresh in the game – the track delivers unbridled melodic motifs with flawless rhyme and form. It will be interesting to see what he does next.